When it comes to home maintenance, everyone thinks of weatherproofing, but does anyone think of thief proofing? Last year, there were8,632,512 property crimes, costing an estimated $16.6 billion, which includes burglary.
Here are a few home security basics to help you protect your home.
Check Locks and Latches- Add checking locks and latches on windows and doors to your regular maintenance routine. All it takes for a thief to gain entry is a single broken latch.
Cut Back Trees and Hedges- Maintain sight lines to the street by removing trees and hedges that obscure key entry points into the house. The lack of a suitable place to hide is sometimes enough to deter would-be criminals.
Security Lights- Install security lights anywhere a potential thief might look to gain entry to your home, including back doors, attached or detached garages, covered porches and any other outbuildings.
Beware of Bragging- Avoid broadcasting big-ticket purchases via social media - this could be an invitation for trouble. It's also a good idea to shred any receipts or credit card statements that may alert thieves to your recent purchase (this also helps prevent identity theft).
Keep Control of Keys- Get in the habit of gathering keys from contractors or household helpers after they are done.Be careful about using a smart key systemthat allows you to rekey locks yourself - some are easily picked.
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